Develop the children’s ability to choose interesting words in their writing
Introduce the term ‘synonym’.
Revise the children’s understanding of antonyms, and that a thesaurus will help them to find the antonyms of a word.
Now consider, ‘What is the opposite of the word opposite? same
These words have special names too: they are called synonyms
Finding alternative words can sometimes help make sentences more interesting or add extra meaning.
I saw a big spider
Replace the word ‘big’ with a more interesting word.